Guide: How to Set Up a Cardano Stake Pool

On Ubuntu/Debian, this guide will illustrate how to install and configure a Cardano stake pool from source code on a two-node setup with 1 block producer node and 1 relay node.

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🔧 About This Guide

Available since 2021 and one of the first resources available online to support Cardano stake pool operations, the How to Set Up a Cardano Stake Pool guide provides free educational content that continues to play an essential role in welcoming newcomers to the Cardano ecosystem while also serving as a valuable resource for experienced Cardano community members. The level of detail and accuracy that the guide presents supporting operation of Cardano nodes in practical, real-world stake pool configurations, as well as procedures explaining specific Cardano node upgrade paths, uniquely differentiates the guide amongst Cardano technical documentation.

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🎉 Introduction

The How to Set Up a Cardano Stake Pool guide aims to give you complete, step-by-step instructions to implement a secure Cardano stake pool using the currently recommended software versions.

The guide also aims to give you the understanding and skills you need to perform administrative tasks related to managing and maintaining a stake pool successfully over time.

The guide includes the following parts:

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